Under a proposal recommended by city staff, parking on Wooddale Avenue between 44th Street and 42 1/2 Street in St. Louis Park would be removed to mak

Plan for bike lane riles St. Louis Park residents

The City Council will vote on the plan in February.
West Metro
December 9

Minnetonka jewelry burglars make off with $400,000 haul

Police say that burglars broke into a Minnetonka jewelry store last month and stole nearly $400,000 worth of jewelry in a Hollywood-style heist that was…
West Metro
December 9

Motorist crosses into oncoming traffic in Plymouth, kills driver heading other way

A motorist crossed into oncoming traffic after dark in Plymouth and killed a driver heading the other way, authorities said Monday.The collision occurred about 6:25…
West Metro
December 7
Mayor Melvin Carter of St. Paul, left, and Jim Hovland of Edina.

Mayors Melvin Carter of St. Paul, Jim Hovland of Edina are named to national Climate Mayors committee

They are joining 22 other mayors from across the country committed to battling global warming.
South Metro
December 7

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 8

EAST BETHEL NOV. 2 Disorderly conduct. Officers responded to a report of two people throwing eggs at a vehicle in the 18100 block of…
West Metro
December 7
Sexual assault evidence collection kits.

$2 million grant awarded to Minnesota for sex assault investigations

The money is intended for testing rape kits, aiding victims and other uses.
South Metro
December 5

Driver jailed after striking, killing pedestrian in Bloomington

The crash happened Tuesday night near 98th Street and Newton Avenue S.
South Metro
December 4

Charges: Man's anti-Muslim bias fuels violent tirade outside Bloomington apartments

He broke window of car owned by a Muslim man, spewed racial slurs during outburst, according to the charges.
West Metro
December 4
Gurpreet Kaur, who gave a sermon on the equality of men and women, a fundamental tenet of the Sikh faith is greeted by Bash Singh who praised her and

Minnesota Sikhs celebrate 550th anniversary of their faith

Minnesota adherents reach out to mark faith's founding.
West Metro
December 3
Council members said they will support Mayor-elect Tim Busse’s idea to explore the concept of “centers of community” rather than one large commu

Bloomington City Council decides to take no action on community center at Valley View Park

The council decided not to move forward with predesign of a community center at Valley View Park and will explore other options next year.
West Metro
December 3

Bloomington City Council considers Valley View site for Community Center

Bloomington proposal faces some opposition.
West Metro
November 30
State Education Commissioner Mary Cathryn Ricker will meet with Minnetonka’s superintendent about the district's enrollment policies.

Minnetonka schools' open enrollment under state scrutiny

State action comes after receiving evidence showing the district accepts nonresident students on a first-come, first-served basis, and without conducting lotteries.
South Metro
November 30

Twin Cities metro police blotter, Dec. 1

BLAINE OCT. 27 Neighbor dispute. An officer mediated an argument between neighbors in the 10300 block of Lever Street NE. A 44-year-old man who…
West Metro
November 30
The Minnehaha was recovered in 1980. Without a new home for storage and a launching point, it may not hit Lake Minnetonka waters next year.

Historic steamboat Minnehaha needs a new home

Property sale leaves the Minnehaha's future in doubt.
West Metro
November 30

One killed, another injured in two-vehicle Minnetrista crash

One person was killed and another injured in a two-vehicle crash in Minnetrista on Friday night. The vehicles collided on County Road 92 about 8:45…
West Metro
November 29
Boats were lined up along Lake Minnetonka's Big Island on a Saturday afternoon in July.

Lake Minnetonka gets stricter rules against sewage discharge from boat toilets

New rule is an effort to prevent another outbreak of illness.
South Metro
November 28

Case dismissed in rape of Valleyfair employee after mixed up DNA test

His attorney discovered that DNA tests had been mixed up.
State + Local
November 27

Recount an exact match: Minnetonka council seat goes to challenger by 3 votes

More than 1,700 votes were cast.
West Metro
November 26

Space shuttle mock-up may be headed for Bloomington as part of proposed Challenger Learning Center

STEM center could house space shuttle mock-up.
West Metro
November 26

Woman, 87, who was run over near New Hope church has died

Her husband also was hit in the 4800 block of Boone Avenue.
West Metro
November 26
Andrew Otero Albertorio Credit: Hennepin County jail

Ex-McDonald's manager in Twin Cities admits raping 14-year-old employee

The teen said her boss raped her in the cooler, according to the charges.